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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:14 PM

Christian Rightists: Not using fossil fuel is like slapping God in the face (Really)

Earlier this month, the Religious Right's favorite climate change-denying "expert," Calvin Beisner of the Cornwall Alliance, appeared on American Family Radio where he declared that believing in climate change "is an insult to God." Yesterday, when he joined Bryan Fischer on "Focal Point" for yet another discussion about the "myth" of global warming, both he and Fischer declared that failure to use coal, oil, and natural gas is an insulting rejection of the gifts that God has given to us - gifts which, incidentally, He buried deep in the earth because He delights in our search for and discovery of them.

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/fischer-beisner-say-not-using-fossil-fuels-insult-god

This is something you'd see from a troll on the internet, not from people who have the Republican leadership on speed dial... or is it?

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Reply Christian Rightists: Not using fossil fuel is like slapping God in the face (Really) (Original post)
ck4829 Nov 2012 OP
CJCRANE Nov 2012 #1
tekriter Nov 2012 #2
dawg Nov 2012 #3
patrice Nov 2012 #5
patrice Nov 2012 #4
Uncle Joe Nov 2012 #9
patrice Nov 2012 #17
Initech Nov 2012 #6
Tikki Nov 2012 #7
Bake Nov 2012 #8
A HERETIC I AM Nov 2012 #11
nobodyspecial Nov 2012 #10
closeupready Nov 2012 #12
KamaAina Nov 2012 #13
Flabbergasted Nov 2012 #14
gollygee Nov 2012 #15
siligut Nov 2012 #16

Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:29 PM

1. But not using solar and wind power is like a kick in God's 'nads.

Sunshine and the wind are right there in the air we breathe, it's a much bigger insult not to use those.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:39 PM

2. I've heard that before!

I have to jump in on this because it's an almost word-for-word duplicate of a conversation I had with one of my co-workers several years ago.

My company had just installed recycling bins on every floor for soda cans, bottles, etc. My cubemate said that recycling is "an insult to God" because God gave us all these resources, and by recycling them we are demonstrating that we think we don't need his gifts anymore.

He was dead serious.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:44 PM

3. 'Cause he created it for us, right?



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Response to dawg (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:54 PM

5. +1google!

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:53 PM

4. You know? Their thing about toil & discovery would be more respectable if it were more

authentic.

Pardon my riff:

- just hypothetically adopting their paradigm -

They assume the rewards for the protestant work-ethic is less and less work, ergo those who do work, especially the lowest economic classes of them are least worthy of respect, because their labor proves that they have not worked hard enough and, hence, deserve most to be used by others, since that exploitation will cause them (in the "Christian" Rightie universe) to work harder, which working harder will IN ABSOLUTE FACT result in their success and, hence, everything will get easier and easier for them, as they then use the workers under them. Carbon-based fossil-fuels and the "ease" they deliver are a perfect avatar for their divinity.

The work and the doing of it are not respected for its own intrinsic worth, but ONLY as a means to "success" (which they define extremely narrowly), which "success" then is used to exploit and disrespect those who do work and the more physical and "low" that work is the more they disrespect it AND self-justify that disrespect solely in their own terms and actively oppress anyone who disputes that oppression.

These people don't know shit about freedom. They are slaves to a false-god, Oil etc., and, hence, they most definitely are not Pro-Life. Their whole trajectory past, present, and future is about Death, the suicide of slaves who are so lost to themselves that they cannot even perceive their own slavery and, therefore, PREFER death, no matter what else they say about anything.


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Response to patrice (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:12 PM

9. I believe you summed it up well, patrice. They do in fact serve death, even

their "false gods" have long since been dead and the 24/7 burning of those rotted, fossil fuel carcases are poisoning "God's living Creation."

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:11 PM

17. All in the name of "ease" or making things easy, when they SAY that they revere work. It's nuts!!!

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:58 PM

6. Bryan Fischer - that jackass is the very textbook definition of a troll.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:04 PM

7. They're like a cargo cult...




Tikki

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:08 PM

8. These idiots need to go to hell.

Seriously. They know NOTHING about God. They are demagogues.

Bake

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Response to Bake (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:17 PM

11. Sure they do.

They've created god in their own image.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:13 PM

10. No, it is an insult to God

not to be good stewards of the planet and resources that he gave us. (Not that I'm a believer, but this argument is more valid.)

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:18 PM

12. The hazard in reveling in too much 'faith' is logical skills atrophy.

Ergo, this amusing anecdote. Thanks for posting it! K&R

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:56 PM

13. Because Jesus drove a great big gas guzzling SUV.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:00 PM

14. This includes nuclear energy? Nt

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:03 PM

15. They are very well manipulated

by the 1%.

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Response to gollygee (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:58 PM

16. Because they believe the 1% are closer to god

It is the old Egyptian method.

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